Industry Watch

Industry Watch: Value’s New Toolbox

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Retailers go beyond pricing to appeal to tight-fisted consumers in tricky ... read more>

Industry Watch: Ultimate Resource

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Pernod Ricard USA introduces probevsource to the ... read more>

What Happened in Vegas… New Products Headline the 69th WSWA Annual Convention

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Las Vegas is the perfect setting for the annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association convention. There, in the clockless, sin-friendly confines of America’s gaming capital, beverage alcohol is warmly embraced for what it is: real-world entertainment. In Vegas, fantasy is the order of the day (and night). But for our industry, the 24/7 din of ... read more>

Time for a Rosé Holiday: Start Thinking Pink (& Don’t Stop All Summer)

Monday, April 30th, 2012

For wine retailers, holidays help make the calendar go ’round. And for good reason: people—especially adults—are creatures of habit. Holidays, over the years, become exclamation points that enliven the comma-punctuated routines of our lives. Whether it’s the romantic promise of Valentine’s Day, the Kosher curve of Passover, or the gift-giving/party-throwing hoopla that stretches from Thanksgiving ... read more>

Blind Tasting: Fool’s Teflon

Friday, April 6th, 2012

As wine judgement goes, this technique is overrated and unrealistic. Read the other day that a wine critic was going to taste at Screaming Eagle and Harlan Estate in Napa, but that he would be scoring either “since they chose not to let me blind taste.” Huh? I was not sure whether to laugh or ... read more>

State of the Wine-Drinking Nation: General Outlook for U.S. is Good, With Some Caveats

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Few industries have enjoyed the robust growth that wine has experienced over the past two decades. According to Wine Market Council (WMC), the forecast is still mostly sunny, albeit with a few clouds gathering. Representatives of the council brought their annual presentation to New York City in late January, and gave a packed house plenty ... read more>
 
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